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  • Former Fianna Fail TD for Dublin Central
  • Left the Dáil on 25 February 2011 — did not stand for re-election

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Death of Member: Expressions of Sympathy. (4 Feb 2009)

“I wish to be associated with the many fine tributes that have been paid here this morning to our late colleague, Tony Gregory. For almost 30 years, Tony and I have been shadowing each other at residents' meetings, public meetings and events of all kinds in our shared constituency of Dublin Central. We must have attended thousands of such meetings together and throughout that entire period...”

Resignation of Taoiseach (7 May 2008)

“A Cheann Comhairle, tá orm a chur in iúl duit gur éirigh mé as oifig mar Thaoiseach inné trína chur sin in iúl don Uachtarán de bhun an Bhunreachta. Yesterday, I resigned from the office of Taoiseach by placing my resignation in the hands of the President, pursuant to the Constitution.”

Nomination of Taoiseach (7 May 2008)

“Tairgim: Go n-ainmneoidh Dáil Éireann an Teachta Brian Ó Comhain le bheith ceaptha ag an Uachtarán mar Thaoiseach. I move: That Dáil Éireann nominate Deputy Brian Cowen for appointment by the President to be Taoiseach. Deputy Brian Cowen is immensely well qualified to undertake the duties of the office of Taoiseach. First elected to Dáil Éireann in 1984, he has been re-elected in...”

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  • Has spoken in 0 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well below average among TDs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average among TDs.
  • People have made 0 comments on this TD's speeches — average among TDs.
  • This TD's speeches, in the printed record, are readable by an average 15–16 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 11 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 2139 times in debates — well above average among TDs.
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